Los Baker van a Perú

Los Baker van a Perú, by students at Pinelands Regional Junior High School and Nathaniel Kirby

Are the Baker Family’s unfortunate mishaps brought on by bad luck or by the curse of the shrunken head? Join the Bakers as they travel through Peru and experience a host of (mis)adventures that are full of fun, excitement and suspense– oh, and culture and useful language too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Pirates français des Caraíbes

Pirates français des Caraíbes, by Mira Canion and Carol Gaab

Adventure, suspense and deception abound in this novel based on historical fiction. Set in the 1600’s, this engaging plot commandeers the reader through a pirate’s quest for a secret map and leaves him/her with rich treasures of crucial vocabulary and enhanced language skills.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Vida o muerte en el Cusco

Vida o muerte en el Cusco, by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray

High school senior Elena Garcia is vacationing in Cusco, Peru, with her mother.  Everything that Elena experiences bugs her – the food, the people, the clothing, the altitude…She would rather have stayed home in Colorado.  She is just starting to get interested in some things when her mother has an accident and suddenly Elena has to deal with the aftermath.  The experiences that follow have a transformative effect on Elena.  Vida o muerte en el Cusco is loaded with cultural descriptions and references.  The level of grammar is high; the subjunctive is used in a variety of contexts.  The glossary helps readers to grasp the meaning of difficult expressions and constructions so that they can understand everything clearly.  For 3rd and 4th year students.
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Nuits mystérieuses à Lyons

Nuits mystérieuses à Lyons, by Kristy Placido

Kevin used to have the perfect life. Now, dumped by his popular girlfriend, Kevin leaves for a summer in France with his best friend, and his life seems anything but perfect. Taking classes he can’t understand, living with a very odd host-family, trying to get the attention of a girl with whom he has no chance and dealing with a guy who has a dark side and who seems to be out to get him, Kevin escapes into a book and enters a world of long-ago adventures. As the boundaries between his two worlds begin to blur, Kevin discovers that nothing is at it appears… especially at night! This is a level 1 novel.

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Los ojos de Carmen

Los ojos de Carmen, by Veronica Moscoso

Daniel is a 16 year-old American boy who wants to enter a photography contest. He travels to Ecuador, where he visits his aunt’s family and explores this diverse and intriguing country. On a day trip he meets Carmen, a girl with exceptional eyes. He wants to find Camren because he thinks he can win the contest with a picture of her. But he doesn’t see her again, until one day… Los ojos de Carmen is a novel filled with cultural substance and significant facts about Ecuador.  3rd year high school students will find it accessible and engaging.

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